Aberdeen, The United Kingdom
The University of Aberdeen is a public research university located in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland. The renowned school is an ancient university, founded in 1495 when William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen, petitioned Pope Alexander VI on behalf of James IV, King of the Scots, to create King's College, the original name given to the University of Aberdeen.
Based on the date of its founding, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third-oldest university, with only the University of St. Andrews and the University of Glasgow preceding it. It is also the fifth-oldest... See full description.